Rare Fisheye Lens Is On Sale



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Image © Tony Hurst.
HOLY MOMMA! Is that a lens? It looks more like a orb straight from a Indiana Jones flick! Well apparently this huge chunk of glass is a Nikkor 6mm F2.8 and is known to offer the world's most extreme wide angle. 


The lens was first seen at the 1970 Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany. The genius doesn't stop there this glass offers an angle view of 220º enough to cover a 24x36mm image area. 1970s and 220º angle view at F2.8? It seem to me that during that time photography is waaay ahead of times. According to the post in British Journal of Photography Gray Levett a co-founder of the Grays of Westminster states that he and Tony Hurst spent six months on locating this beauty and found it somewhere overseas. Of course any camera geek/collector would want to have this in their collection so if you are already having the shakes just by looking at this piece of glass then you better hit the jump and learn more about this lens. If you just have a  spare £100,000.00 by your side or sitting idly in the bank then you are in luck.


No need to worry if you are using a Canon camera since there are lens adapters out there in the market.


(Source: British Journal of Photography)

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After graduating he worked as a graphic designer and art director for on Gadgets Magazine under Great Minds Media Inc. which is a publishing company based in Quezon City, Philippines in 2011 until 2012. He then moved to Web Providers Dev. Pro as a content writer which later on became Digital Room Inc. (Philippines) wherein he became a digital marketing specialist. In the same year he moved to Web Providers Dev. Pro he also part-timed as an instructor for a local college based in Makati, Philippines wherein he taught graphic design.

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